6 Myths to Dispel Before a Lean ISO Implementation

People not familiar with the ISO 9001 standard may think of it as being bureaucratic with lots of extra paperwork.  In reality, this is far from the truth. The ISO 9001:2008 standard requires that you establish controls for your business, that you monitor customer satisfaction and that you continually improve your processes.  These basic elements.. read more →

Lean ISO and the Eighth Waste

The elimination of waste is the main focus of Lean Manufacturing.  In recent years, many organizations have incorporated the concept of the “eighth waste” in their implementation of Lean Manufacturing.  Many early sources spoke about the Seven Wastes that are found in most processes: Overproducing Transporting Waiting Inappropriate processing Building unnecessary inventories Conducting unnecessary movements Defects and errors Lean.. read more →

Most Frequently Cited OSHA Standards in 2010

The following were the top 10 most frequently cited Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards in fiscal year 2010 (October 1, 2009 through September 30, 2010): Scaffolding, general requirements, construction: 29 CRF 1926. 451 Fall protection, construction: 29 CFR 1926.501 Hazard communication standard, general industry: 29 CFR 1910.1200 Ladders, construction 29 CFR 1926.1053 Respiratory.. read more →